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Free Webinar - Press Releases and PR (Sharing Good News & Bad News!)

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Build Credibility, Address Problems, and Improve Sales! - How to Write Press Releases that get noticed, and prepare ideal Public Relations (PR!) messaging for an Aviation Company

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Free Webinar - Press Releases and PR (Sharing Good News & Bad News!)

  1. 1. Free Webinar Press Releases and PR
  2. 2. Publicity! 2
  3. 3. You’re in the Right Place If . . . • You’re in the Avia?on Industry
 • You don’t have a PR Firm on Retainer
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  6. 6. Please . . . 6
  7. 7. Publicity Is . . . • Publicity is the deliberate aFempt to manage the public's percep?on of a subject. The subjects of publicity include people (for example, poli?cians and performing ar?sts), goods and services, organiza?ons of all kinds, and works of art or entertainment. • Publicity is the act of aFrac?ng the media aFen?on and gaining visibility with the public, it necessarily needs the compliment of the media it cannot be done internally because it requires the aFen?on of the publicist and it is the publicist that carries out publicity while PR is the strategic management func?on that helps an organiza?on communicate, establish and maintain rela?on with the important audiences, It can be done internally without the use of media • From a marke?ng perspec?ve, publicity is one component of promo?on which is one component of marke?ng. The other elements of the promo%onal mix are adver?sing, sales promo?on, direct marke?ng and personal selling 7
  8. 8. Publicity Is . . . • Visibility that you didn’t pay for. 8
  9. 9. How Do You Get Publicity? 1.Write (GOOD!) Press Releases 2.Develop Rela?onships with Reporters 3.Build YOUR OWN Audience 4.Do Something Bad 9
  10. 10. How to Leverage Publicity 10
  11. 11. Press Release Distribu?on Services • PRWeb • Business Wire • iNewsWire • Online PR Media • Market Wire • PR Newswire • Press Advantage 11
  12. 12. The “Black Hole” 12
  13. 13. Ques?ons About Press Releases? 13
  14. 14. Marke?ng to Reporters 14
  15. 15. Google Alerts 15
  16. 16. Industry Publica?ons 16
  17. 17. Is This Your Target Audience? 17
  18. 18. Connect with 
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  19. 19. Connect with Reporters 
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  20. 20. Things NOT to Say to a Reporter 1. “You’ve Never seen anything like this.” 2. “When can we expect this to go up?” 3. ”I know this isn’t your area, but…” 4. “Can you send me 10 copies of the ar?cle as soon as it’s printed?” 5. “Can you let me know as soon as the ar?cle is printed? 6. ”If I give you a good ?p and you write the story, can you promise me you’ll give it good play?” 7. ”Can you please not use my name?” 20
  21. 21. Ques?ons About Reporters & Publica?ons? 21
  22. 22. Editorial Calendar • hFp://www.nbaa.org/about/adver?sing/bai-media- kit-2013.pdf 22
  23. 23. Read the Writers’ Guidelines • What We're Looking For • Don't give us the obvious, or merely touch on the surface of a subject. Our readers are not beginners, and they don't have ?me to waste reading what they already know. • We're looking for in-depth repor?ng, with informa?on culled from many sources to give readers a broad perspec?ve on a topic. Can you offer a fresh angle on a familiar subject? Can you convey atmosphere and personality when interviewing entrepreneurs and experts? Can you elicit interes?ng quotes from people, and find sources who don't say the same old thing in the same old way? Can you write about business with authority and passion? Then you're the kind of writer we're looking for. 23
  24. 24. Tell Great Stories! 24
  25. 25. Typical Press Release Headlines • Company Introduces Product • Company Has An Anniversary, Throws a Party • Company Hires a Person WIIFM? Who Cares? 25
  26. 26. Wells Fargo 26
  27. 27. Southwest Airlines 27
  28. 28. Case Study 28
  29. 29. Team Member Highlight 29
  30. 30. Team Member Highlight 30
  31. 31. Write Newsworthy Headlines! • {Company} Introduces {Solu?on to Problem} for {Group of People} • How To {Mundane Task} That {Rewarding Benefit} • Why Some {Pilots} Always {Land the Best- Paying Jobs}! • The Secret of {Perfect Tailwheel Landings} 31
  32. 32. Three “Story Starters” • What is your “origin story?”
 • What problems have you solved for customers? 
 • What is the key difference between your company and your compe?tors? 32
  33. 33. Ques?ons About Story Ideas 33
  34. 34. When the Unthinkable Happens • This is avia?on, nothing is unthinkable! • Brainstorm - “What could possibly go wrong?” 34
  35. 35. “Bad News” Releases & Procedures • Headline (concise, unambiguous, complete, but as “boring” as possible.) • Summary (Just the facts) • One or two paragraphs focusing on something more posi?ve. • Appoint someone to be available for interviews • Be as boring as possible. 35
  36. 36. Have a High Good/Bad Ra?o 36
  37. 37. Ques?ons About Bad News 37
  38. 38. Press Kits • Company backgrounder • Bios of key people • Fact Sheets • Past press coverage (clippings) • High resolu?on photos • Press releases • Key Contact Informa?on/Availability 38
  39. 39. Our Media Kit 39
  40. 40. Press Kits Look Like. . . • A Web Page 
 Some?mes hidden and/or accessed by password • A physical porsolio sent in the mail or handed to a reporter
 Oten including a CD, DVD or USB drive with electronic copies & images 40
  41. 41. Our Media Kit 41
  42. 42. "Those who tell the stories rule the world." 42
  43. 43. Pitching Your Story • Pitch to the right reporter • Pitch at the right ?me • Send an email, fax or leFer • Make a phone call • Stop. • Watch the publica?on(s) • Reprint (tweet, post, etc.) like crazy 43
  44. 44. Checklist qFind the Right Publica?ons qFind the Right Reporters qStart Building Rela?onships qBuild Your Own Audience qWrite Many Great Press Releases (Stories!) qPrepare for Bad News qCreate a Press Kit 44
  45. 45. This Offer is For You If . . . • You sell something. • You’re in the avia?on industry • You understand that marke?ng is not magic.
  46. 46. Why we Built the Insider Circle 46 • Success is about what you know AND who you know. • Save ?me, money, and your reputa?on. • Focus on what’s relevant. • Don’t “reinvent 
 hot water!” • Learn one thing at a ?me . . .
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  52. 52. Risk Free! • 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee! • No Long-Term Contract! • If it’s not for you, you lose nothing! 52
  53. 53. Free Adver?sing! 53
  54. 54. Join Today! • One Free Press Release • Browse to ABCI1.com/InsiderCircle • Scroll to boFom • Choose Silver or Gold Level • Enter your Credit Card Info • Sa?sfac?on Absolutely Guaranteed! 54
  55. 55. Ques?ons About Anything? 55
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